Public buildings encompass a varied set of typologies - offices, museums, auditoriums, stations, as well as cultural, social, sports, political, health or religious centres. They all become community facilities and places of encounter and social identification, and therefore their uniqueness and functionality are crucial.
These buildings have a representative nature, working as urban landmarks, influencing the context and often becoming urban catalysts. They are facilities that combine complex and versatile programmes with an iconic and recognisable image.
The architectural response must generate pragmatic spaces concerning the environment, usually involving combining advanced construction methods and multiple building systems while creating a design that can communicate a recognisable conceptual idea.